15 New Libraries in the DMMapp

New libraries in the DMMapp

June has been a productive month for the DMMmaps project: we were at the DH Benelux Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, presenting this project, but we have also received many new links to that were added to the database. So, without further ado, let’s present the additions:

The New Libraries

Eesti Ajaloomuuseum – Estonian History Museum

Charter from Pope Innocent IV
AM.115.1.1 – Charter from Pope Innocent IV

The first of three libraries under the same website. 39 digitized medieval material dating from 1247 until 1500. Mostly documents and charters. Title of the texts are in Estonian or German.

Estonian Historical Archives

Medieval Forgery
EAA.854.2.352 – Poor Latin and a bad seal. A forgery from the 13th century.

366 digitized objects in this library. Same site as above, but different institution. An as above, also here you can find a plethora of documents, charters, testaments, memorandum, etc. The titles are in German (mostly), Latvian, and Russian.

Tallinn City Archives

King of Denmark Seal
Christoph I, King of Denmark, granted to all who wish to settle in Reval, the use of Liibeck law.

Part three of the same website as above. Once again: mostly charters and other documents. This time: 812 of them! Dating from the 9th CE on.

Bibliotheek Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

The Groningen-Zutphen Maerlant Manuscript
The Groningen-Zutphen Maerlant Manuscript

Fine addition from the Netherlands: the Bibliotheek Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and its 34 digitized manuscripts (quite some post-medieval, though).

Oberösterreichische Landesbibliothek

Hs.-415 Evangeliarium saec. XII
Hs.-415, Evangeliarium, saec. XII

Great addition from Austria: 229 manuscripts dating from the 9th century on. Really worth exploring. Just look at the cover of this Evangeliary (not sure when it was made. I sense a later addition!)

Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians

Heraldic decoration
DA II 28 – Heraldic decoration.

Manoscriptorium is home to thousands of manuscripts from so many different institutions. The problem is: it is difficult to sort them out and link to an individual library. This time we received a link to the manuscripts of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians:

Four manuscripts of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov have been digitized. The earliest of them is a collection of the works of St John Cassian, written in the monastery of Hradisko near Olomouc in the 1130s–40s (DA III 25). The collection DA IV 42 comes from the library of the monastery in Weissenau. The Bible DA IV 22 was made in the Czech lands. Salzburg seems to be the place of origin of the catalogue of the local bishops and archbishops (DA II 28) created after 1615, which is complemented by their coats of arms.

LMU University Library

Cod ms 179 – Pseudo-Alcuinus from 1050

16 manuscripts from Germany, from the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. 2 are medieval, the rest are from the 1600’s until the 1800’s.

Biblioteca civica Cristoforo Sabbadino

The next three libraries are all from Italy, digitized under the same project. The Biblioteca civica Cristoforo Sabbadino is home to two digitized manuscripts. Not the highest quality in digitizing, but the project does something in the sad Italian digitizing panorama.

Biblioteca del Museo Correr

Biblioteca del Museo Correr, in Venice, is home to four digitized manuscripts.

Biblioteca Capitolare

Eight manuscripts from the Biblioteca Capitolare

Library of Congress, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection

De re militari
A machine from De re militari

Nine digitized manuscripts:

The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection stands out among the distinguished resources of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Taking the illustrated book as its central theme and containing books from the last six centuries and manuscripts from the three preceding.

Augustiner-Chorherrenstift, Bibliothek

Antiphonals, antiphonals everywhere! The link leads to a page where you can find hundreds of other musical manuscripts from various other institutions!

Castello del Buonconsiglio

Back to Italy, with seven manuscripts for the medieval music fans.

Stiftsbibliothek Kremsmünster

One manuscript: from northern Italy (about 1410-1415) with 16 sheets. The website is so Web 1.0 that it almost made me feel nostalgic. But it works, and the manuscript is beautiful!

Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Toruniu

Quaestiones super libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi
Quaestiones super libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi – Abacuk

Last, but not at all least! The University Library of Toruń, like most of the Polish repositories, uses the DjVu plugin to display manuscripts; a plugin that in at least 75% of the case will fail to load on your PC. If you have the patience to make it work, you will be rewarded with 19 medieval manuscripts!

Giulio Menna
Giulio is an MA graduate in Book and Digital Media Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He is also system librarian at Leiden University Library. Founder and developer of Sexy Codicology and the DMMmaps Project; lover of medieval manuscripts and of all things digital.